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Black Tulip Thriller Romances

Not a magazine but a series of romantic novellas published by Fleetway Publications in 1959.

Black Warrior Review

Total Issues: 56 (to Dec-2002)

Publishes new writings from both established and emerging writers. Has published Billy Collins, Barry Hannah, Dev Hathaway. Payment for contributions. Circulation 3,000.

Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1974 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  University of Alabama, P.O. Box 862936, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0027 (in 1998 - 2002)

Website (or


  in 1994: Mark S. Drew
  in 1998: Mindy Wilson
  in 2000: Laura Didyk






  twice yearly


  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Blackwood's (Edinburgh) Magazine

Total Issues: 1982

Arguably the most influential magazine of the Victorian period and called, by Sutherland "the outstanding magazine vehicle for fiction in the nineteenth century." Set the standard and format imitated by many. Authors include John Galt, John Gibson Lockhart, James Hogg, Samuel Warren, Bulwer Lytton, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Joseph Conrad, John Buchan ("The 39 Steps" 1915) and many more. entitled Edinburgh Monthly Magazine for first six issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1817 – Dec-1900: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 1
Index to Periodical Literature
  Jan-1901 – Dec-1980: An Index to Blackwood's Magazine


  William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh


  Apr-1817 – Sep-1817: James Cleghorn & Thomas Pringle
  Oct-1817 – Sep-1834: William Blackwood
  Sep-1834 – Apr-1845: Alexander Blackwood
  May-1845 – Oct-1879: John Blackwood
  Nov-1879 – 1912: William Blackwood
  1912 – 1942: George William Blackwood
  1942 – 1948: James Hugh Blackwood
  1948 – 1976: George Douglas Blackwood
  1976 – 1979: David Fletcher
  1980: Michael Blackwood


  standard (unillustrated)


  monthly (quarterly for last few issues)


  British Literary Magazines Vol. 2, British Literary Magazines Vol. 4, The Age of the Storytellers

Black World

see under Negro Digest

The Blade

Issues & Index Sources:  1847 – 1924
Publishers:   Toledo, Ohio
Editors:   "Petroleum V. Nasby"
Frequency:   weekly

Blade and Ledger

Formed from the merger of The Saturday Blade and The Chicago Ledger and continued the volume numbering of the former.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1925 – May-1938: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   W.D. Boyce Publishing Company, Chicago
Formats:   tabloid
Frequency:   monthly

Blast…Review of the Great English Vortex

Total Issues: 2

A little magazine, short-lived but a world-shaker; published fiction by Ford Madox Ford, Wyndham Lewis, Rebecca West.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1914 – Jul-1915: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
Publishers:   John Lane, The Bodley Head, London
Editors:   Wyndham Lewis
Frequency:   irregular
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

Blast: A Magazine of Proletarian Short Stories

Total Issues: 5

A short-lived little magazine that included stories by Ed Lacy and Walter Carlos Williams.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep/Oct-1933 – Oct/Nov-1934
Publishers:   New York
Frequency:   bimonthly

Blast Off

A literary magazine for elementary-school children.

Issues & Index Sources:  1916 – present
Publishers:   Department of Education and Training, Sydney, New South Wales


Issues & Index Sources:  1961 – 1963: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
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Blazing Armadillo Stories

Total Issues: 3

Blazing Armadillo Stories was a three-issue fanzine that preceded Spicy Armadillo Stories. It carried Armadillo stories as well as new fiction by Mary Elizabeth Counselman and Basil Wells.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1987 – Aug-1988: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: #2, Mar-1988; #3, Aug-1988)
Publishers:   Gerald Page, 193 Battery Place, Atlanta, GA 30307
Editors:   Gerald Page
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Blazing Guns Western Story Magazine

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1956 – Apr-1957?: Western Fiction Index (Missing: Feb-1957)
Publishers:   Arnold Magazines, Inc.
Editors:   Alfred Grenet
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
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Blazing Western

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1947: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Trojan Publishing, NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Blazing Western Stories

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s?: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Frew Publications, Sydney
Formats:   digest
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Blight Digest

Total Issues: 2 (as at Jul-2015)

Quarterly digest of horror fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2014 – present: Miller/Contento (Missing: any after #2, Winter 2015)
Publishers:   One Eye Press
Editors:   Ron Earl Phillips, Bracken MacLeod & Jan Kozlowski
Frequency:   quarterly
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Blighty (Parade)

see under Parade


Small, thin, story-paper. The issue examined (Feb-1944) contained two stories, assorted cartoons (mainly saucy) and a very bad limerick.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1939 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Press Services Syndicate, 802 Africa House, Rissik, Johannesburg, South Africa
Editors:   Hank Margolies
Formats:   4.8" x 7.2"
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   24pp

Blis Magazine

Total Issues: 1?

Subtitled "A Collection of Fiction and Poetry for a New Age".

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1993: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Blis Magazine, Carpentaria, California
Editors:   Meltem Persion

Blonde on Blonde

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1988: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Jeff Troiano
Editors:   Jeff Troiano
Formats:   11.5" x 17"
Pagecounts:   20pp

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